National Leader of the All Progressive Congress, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has said the Supreme Court judgment which declared Sen. Hope Uzodinma as the duly elected Governor of Imo State is in order.
Tinubu in a statement issued on Wednesday to congratulate Uzodinma on the victory described the apex court’s decision as “a victory for truth and justice.”
He said the decision of the court to nullify “the improper and wilful exclusion of over 200,000 valid votes cast for Uzodinma” was taken to “protect the democratic rights and the collective will of the people of Imo State.”
“This decision underscores the role of the courts in safeguarding democracy and bolsters public faith in the integrity of our judiciary to fulfil this vital mission,” Tinubu said, adding that the ruling proved that the “Court has both impartiality and the integrity to pursue justice and follow the evidence wherever it may lead.”
He commended Sen. Uzodinma for his determination in pursuing the case to the end and “his faith that the judicial system will ultimately restore justice.”
The former Lagos State Governor however called on the people of the state to work together and unite to have a bright future under the new governor.
He also urged the immediate past governor, Emeka Ihedioha and his supporters to work with the new administration for the welfare of the people of the state.
“I urge Senator Uzodinma to reach out to those who opposed him. He must let them know that he bears no grudges and seeks only good for all people of the state.
“I know this is a disappointment for Governor Emeka Ihedioha and his supporters. I urge him to take solace in the fact that you conducted a spirited and vibrant campaign and hope that he and his supporters will now respect the ruling of the court. There remains a place for them in working for the betterment of the state,” Tinubu said.